HET journal club by Alex Nielsen (Potsdam) – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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HET journal club by Alex Nielsen (Potsdam)

Measuring spinning compact objects with advanced gravitational wave detectors.

Advanced ground based gravitational waves are expected to be operational in the next fews years. I will give some background about these experiments and what we might learn about compact objects including black holes. I will focus on the issue of spinning objects and how this effects the signal from coalescing binary systems, that are expected to be visible out to cosmological distances.